Sunday, August 24, 2008

Adios and Best Wishes

Just a quick note to let you all know that I’m stepping down as the Co-Chair of the Betty’s List Book Club. It’s been a terrific two years. I have enjoyed getting to know all of you, and you’ve been an inspiration for my own reading! I encourage you to keep an eye on the Betty’s List Home Page for new developments, and please let Betty know if you want to help out with the book groups or the speaker’s series. I’m sure I’ll see you all around. Happy Reading.
Cynthia K

Can't Fail Rocks

Just got this super list of books from Can't Fail. Keep up the good work!
Cynthia K.

03/07: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
04/07: Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
05/07: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
06/07: The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
07/07: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Linda See
08/07: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
09/07: Picture Palace by Paul Theroux
10/07: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
11/07: Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
12/07-01/08: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
02/08: The Collected Stories of Grace Paley
03/08: Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
04/08: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
05/08: The New Earth by Eckhart Tolles
06/08: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
07-08/08: The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Discovery Group 2 Also Rocks!

Here is their reading list for 2008. Great ideas for all of us!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Rebel Readers Rock!

The Rebel Readers just did a review of all they have accomplished since we began almost two years ago. I'd love to have a similar list from the other groups. Lots of good ideas for the next printing of Book Savvy. So many books, so little time!

Hope you are all having a wonderful summer and enjoying "hot august nights."

02/07: Little Black Book of Stories by A.S. Byatt
03/07: Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
04/07: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murikami
05/07: American Woman by Susan Choi
06/07: The Camel Club by David Baldacci
07/07: The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro
08/07: The Law of Dreams by Peter Behrens
09-10/07: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
11/07: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
12/07: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
01/08: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
02/08: Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
03/08: The Famished Road by Ben Okri
04/08: March by Geraldine Brooks
05/08: The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
06/08: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
07/08: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
08/08: Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
09/08: Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth

Cynthia K

Monday, July 21, 2008

Kit Kennedy Poetry Night Returns August 20, 2008

I'm just back from Santa Fe, and sorry I missed you at the last reading, but hoping you will mark your calendar for the popular Kit Kennedy Poetry night on August 20, 2008 at the terrific Duboce Park Cafe. 6:30 sharp!
Cynthia K

August/September Book Club Calendar

Here's what I know so far about the August/September Calendar. As soon as the facilitators send me the details of their meetings, I will post them here.

Enjoy your reading, and the glorious summer weather.
Cynthia K

Rebel Readers
Next book is Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
August 27 at 6:30 at a Member's House
Next book is Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth
Meeting September 24 at a Members House.
This group is complete

Tuesday Evening Book Nuts
Next book is Inheritance by Lan Samantha Chang
August 27 at 6:30 at a Members house.
Next book is Self-Made Man by Norah Vincent
September 24 at 6:30 at a place to be determined
This group is complete

Can't Fail Group
Next book is Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
August 3 at 1pm at Max's Opera Cafe
This group is complete

Discovery Group 1
Next book is Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
September 4 meeting at 6:30 at a Members House
Following book is People of the Book
This group is complete

Discovery Group 2
Next book is Babyji y Abha Dawesar
September 10 meeting at 6:30 at Member's House
October 15 Book is Shogun by James Clavell
November 12 Book is The Book of Salt by Monique Troung
This group is looking for 1 or 2 more members (contact me at if you would like to join)

Book Goddesses
August book is The Skin Beneath by Nairne Holtz
This group is looking for one or two new members (contact me at if you would like to join)

Not Your Mother's Book Club
Next book is Pillars of the Earth
Not meeting in July/August because of Summer Scheduling conflicts.
Contact me at if you would like to be in this new group.

Buddhist Reading Group NEW!!!
This SF group is just starting. Be a charter member.
If you are interested contact me at I am starting a list.

Saturday, July 5, 2008